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Anti-Gun Provisions Passed in 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act

Unfortunately for American gun owners, some favors were granted to gun-ban groups via provisions deep within the measure.

Anti-Gun Provisions Passed in 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act

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With nearly all news-watching Americans concentrating on how many millions of dollars Congress would send Pakistan for gender studies in the so-called COVID Stimulus Bill, an even bigger measure was passed that has far more longstanding repercussions.

Just before passage of the so-called “stimulus,” Congress also passed the FY 2021 government spending deal. And true to its longtime pork-fraught nature, as well as special favors for many different interest groups.

Unfortunately for American gun owners, some of these favors were granted to gun-ban groups via provisions deep within the measure.

How can you tell how truly bad the spending deal really is for gun owners? Simple: See what gun-ban proponents think about it.

In this case, John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, said, “This package is a critical step forward in answering the call to address our nation’s gun violence crisis. As we head into the new year, we look forward to working with Congress and the new administration to make sure the federal government has the resources it needs to comprehensively address gun violence in all its forms.”

One thing Feinblatt was so excited about is the $25 million earmarked for “gun violence research.” This is due to the longtime anti-gun lie that Congress earlier forbid the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from doing research on gun violence. In truth, all that law does is prevents the CDC from doing expressly anti-gun research that advocates for more restrictive gun laws.

Another provision cheered by Everytown is one that would encourage the Veteran’s Administration to trample the rights of veterans by confiscating guns from them without due process. While trying to prevent runaway veteran suicides is a very important endeavor, utilizing “red-flag” type laws that allow those who have fought for our freedom to not be able to enjoy that same freedom is a disgrace.

Shannon Watts, head of the gun-ban group Moms Demand Action, was equally pleased Congress included so many anti-gun Christmas presents for her organization in the measure.

“Federal action to combat gun violence is more crucial than ever as we face a pandemic that has made the gun violence crisis worse,” Watts said “This package is a great start, and we’ll keep pushing for more funding and legislation that will save lives.”

Any readers who are surprised Congress would hide such provisions in an important spending measure haven’t been paying much attention of late. Michael Bloomberg’s millions regularly buy favors among his anti-gun cronies in Congress. Then, it’s always left to America’s gun owners to try to fight such laws in an effort to retain what limited bit of freedom we still maintain.

Freelance writer and editor Mark Chesnut is the owner/editorial director at Red Setter Communications LLC. An avid hunter, shooter and political observer, he has been covering Second Amendment issues and politics on a near-daily basis for the past 20 years.

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